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208 SW 5th Ave
Portland, Oregon 97204, US (map)

Epicodus is a four month, forty hour per week, in-person class on programming.

Our space is available usually at no charge evenings and weekends for meet ups, speakers and events. Contact us to see if the schedule is open!

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  • Monday
    Oct 19 2015
    Ruby brightnight

    Epicodus

    Break into small teams! Build something awesome! Share the results!

    At brightnight, we will start with a challenge, break into small groups, then create and code our ideas into existence! We will take the last 30 or so minutes of the night to show and tell. All skill levels are welcome. We'll code in Ruby but those who know other languages are welcome as well.

    Come join us to enjoy some creative coding time where we all can learn from each other, try out wacky ideas and cultivate our skills in a fun, low-pressure environment.

    Bring Computers to work on if you prefer

    Website
  • Thursday
    Oct 8 2015
    Epicodus Alumni: Freelancing Panel

    Epicodus

    5:00 networking/announcements 5:30-6:30 freelancing panel with Mac Eisenberg (former Epicodus instructor), Jenny Olsen, Duane Moody (Epicodus Ruby Winter 15 class) & Laura Pelofske

  • Monday
    Sep 21 2015
    Ruby brightnight

    Epicodus

    Break into small teams! Build something awesome! Share the results!

    At brightnight, we will start with a challenge, break into small groups, then create and code our ideas into existence! We will take the last 30 or so minutes of the night to show and tell. All skill levels are welcome. We'll code in Ruby but those who know other languages are welcome as well.

    Come join us to enjoy some creative coding time where we all can learn from each other, try out wacky ideas and cultivate our skills in a fun, low-pressure environment.

    Bring Computers to work on if you prefer

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Sep 16 2015
    Data Meetup: Sentiment Analysis on Your Facebook Data with NLTK

    Epicodus

    This workshop will cover natural language processing in general and using NLTK for sentiment analysis in particular.

    Some Python experience is recommended, but workshop will be targeted at the absolute beginner.

    We anticipate the first hour to consist of an overview of NLTK's functionality, the next half hour or so will be spent in small groups working on several small assignments and eventually implementing a simple sentiment analysis tool.

    We are going to be performing sentiment analysis on my Facebook message data. In order to perform the same analysis on YOUR Facebook message data follow the following instructions prior to coming to the meetup (as it takes Facebook a few hours to email you back your information)

    Click at the top right of any Facebook page and select Settings

    Click Download a copy of your Facebook data below your General Account Settings

    Click Start My Archive

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Sep 1 2015
    Drop in hour for prospective students

    Epicodus

    Epicodus is a 20 week, full time, in-person class on programming. You'll learn everything you need to know to get a job as a web developer or build your startup's app.

    At Epicodus, you'll learn how to build web applications from top to bottom with modern technologies and practices. More importantly than any particular skill, though, you'll learn how to think like a programmer, write good code, and pick up new languages and technologies in this fast-changing industry.

    We currently offer three courses: one covering PHP, JavaScript, and Drupal, one covering Ruby, JavaScript, and Rails, and a new class covering Java, JavaScript, and Android. Currently, the Java class is women-only.

    Stop in to meet our staff, see the classroom and ask lots of questions. And if you're working on the pre-class homework from learnhowtoprogram.com we can help with that!

    Check out our FAQ: http://www.epicodus.com/faq.html

    Website
  • Monday
    Aug 17 2015
    Ruby brightnight

    Epicodus

    Break into small teams! Build something awesome! Share the results!

    At brightnight, we will start with a challenge, break into small groups, then create and code our ideas into existence! We will take the last 30 or so minutes of the night to show and tell. All skill levels are welcome. We'll code in Ruby but those who know other languages are welcome as well.

    Come join us to enjoy some creative coding time where we all can learn from each other, try out wacky ideas and cultivate our skills in a fun, low-pressure environment.

    Bring Computers to work on if you prefer

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Aug 4 2015
    Drop in hour for prospective students

    Epicodus

    Epicodus is a 20 week, full time, in-person class on programming. You'll learn everything you need to know to get a job as a web developer or build your startup's app.

    At Epicodus, you'll learn how to build web applications from top to bottom with modern technologies and practices. More importantly than any particular skill, though, you'll learn how to think like a programmer, write good code, and pick up new languages and technologies in this fast-changing industry.

    We currently offer three courses: one covering PHP, JavaScript, and Drupal, one covering Ruby, JavaScript, and Rails, and a new class covering Java, JavaScript, and Android. Currently, the Java class is women-only.

    Stop in to meet our staff, see the classroom and ask lots of questions. And if you're working on the pre-class homework from learnhowtoprogram.com we can help with that!

    Check out our FAQ: http://www.epicodus.com/faq.html

    Website
  • Monday
    Jul 20 2015
    Ruby brightnight

    Epicodus

    Break into small teams! Build something awesome! Share the results!

    At brightnight, we will start with a challenge, break into small groups, then create and code our ideas into existence! We will take the last 30 or so minutes of the night to show and tell. All skill levels are welcome. We'll code in Ruby but those who know other languages are welcome as well.

    Come join us to enjoy some creative coding time where we all can learn from each other, try out wacky ideas and cultivate our skills in a fun, low-pressure environment.

    Bring Computers to work on if you prefer

    Website
  • Thursday
    Jul 9 2015
    Ruby Modules Basic Ruby Class

    Epicodus

    Math in RUBY, basic syntax, variables and assignment, Gets, chomp, (chris pine book) and Whatever is relevant. We have restarted our curriculum, so this thursday is a great time to join us.

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Jul 7 2015
    Drop in hour for prospective students

    Epicodus

    Epicodus is a 20 week, full time, in-person class on programming. You'll learn everything you need to know to get a job as a web developer or build your startup's app.

    At Epicodus, you'll learn how to build web applications from top to bottom with modern technologies and practices. More importantly than any particular skill, though, you'll learn how to think like a programmer, write good code, and pick up new languages and technologies in this fast-changing industry.

    We currently offer three courses: one covering PHP, JavaScript, and Drupal, one covering Ruby, JavaScript, and Rails, and a new class covering Java, JavaScript, and Android. Currently, the Java class is women-only.

    Stop in to meet our staff, see the classroom and ask lots of questions. And if you're working on the pre-class homework from learnhowtoprogram.com we can help with that!

    Check out our FAQ: http://www.epicodus.com/faq.html

    Website
  • Thursday
    Jun 25 2015
    Ruby, GitHub, Configuration and Installations, Oh My!

    Epicodus

    Back to the basics!

    Ruby installation, Managing multiple versions of ruby (chruby vs rbenv), Github configuration, and "Hello World" ruby style.

    Come get your environments set up, your questions answered and a (really basic) introduction to ruby syntax. If you do not have a laptop, Epicodus has agreed to allow us to use their computers after this class, but you should still pair up with someone with a computer so you know what you are doing when you get to your own machine.

    See you there!

    Website
  • Monday
    Jun 15 2015
    Ruby brightnight

    Epicodus

    Break into small teams! Build something awesome! Share the results!

    At brightnight, we will start with a challenge, break into small groups, then create and code our ideas into existence! We will take the last 30 or so minutes of the night to show and tell. All skill levels are welcome. We'll code in Ruby but those who know other languages are welcome as well.

    Come join us to enjoy some creative coding time where we all can learn from each other, try out wacky ideas and cultivate our skills in a fun, low-pressure environment.

    Bring Computers to work on if you prefer

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Jun 2 2015
    Drop in hour for prospective students

    Epicodus

    Epicodus is a 20 week, full time, in-person class on programming. You'll learn everything you need to know to get a job as a web developer or build your startup's app.

    At Epicodus, you'll learn how to build web applications from top to bottom with modern technologies and practices. More importantly than any particular skill, though, you'll learn how to think like a programmer, write good code, and pick up new languages and technologies in this fast-changing industry.

    We currently offer three courses: one covering PHP, JavaScript, and Drupal, one covering Ruby, JavaScript, and Rails, and a new class covering Java, JavaScript, and Android. Currently, the Java class is women-only.

    Stop in to meet our staff, see the classroom and ask lots of questions. And if you're working on the pre-class homework from learnhowtoprogram.com we can help with that!

    Check out our FAQ: http://www.epicodus.com/faq.html

    Website
  • Monday
    May 18 2015
    Ruby brightnight

    Epicodus

    Break into small teams! Build something awesome! Share the results!

    At brightnight, we will start with a challenge, break into small groups, then create and code our ideas into existence! We will take the last 30 or so minutes of the night to show and tell. All skill levels are welcome. We'll code in Ruby but those who know other languages are welcome as well.

    Come join us to enjoy some creative coding time where we all can learn from each other, try out wacky ideas and cultivate our skills in a fun, low-pressure environment.

    Bring Computers to work on

    Website
  • Monday
    Apr 20 2015
    Ruby brightnight

    Epicodus

    Break into small teams! Build something awesome! Share the results!

    At brightnight, we will start with a challenge, break into small groups, then create and code our ideas into existence! We will take the last 30 or so minutes of the night to show and tell. All skill levels are welcome. We'll code in Ruby but those who know other languages are welcome as well.

    Come join us to enjoy some creative coding time where we all can learn from each other, try out wacky ideas and cultivate our skills in a fun, low-pressure environment.

    Bring Computers to work on

    Website
  • Saturday
    Apr 18 2015
    Introduction to Programming Study Session

    Epicodus

    Are you learning to code? Do you find it hard to do on your own? If so, please join us for Intro to Programming study hours at Epicodus. No coding experience is necessary! At minimum, you should be comfortable using computers. We'll use the Epicodus curriculum from www.learnhowtoprogram.com as a foundation for our learning. Feel free to check it out in advance and also dive into the curriculum wherever you're most comfortable. Additionally, if you've been learning from resources like Treehouse, Codecademy, RailsBridge, or any other beginner user groups, you can continue to work through those tutorials as well. We have development ready computers for use, but you are welcome to bring your own. There will also be volunteers available to help answer questions and debug your work. We look forward to seeing you there!

    Website
  • RactiveJS workshop with Marty Nelson

    Epicodus

    An introduction and exploration of live, reactive templating with RactiveJS.

    Whether you're a beginner or a veteran of web development, leverage your HTML, JS, and CSS knowledge to easily create dynamic data-driven applications and websites.

    RSVP Here: ractivejs-workshop-april.eventbrite.com

    What is Ractive JS?

    Ractive is a template-driven UI library, but unlike other tools that generate inert HTML, it transforms your templates into blueprints for apps that are interactive by default.

    Some tools force you to learn a new vocabulary and structure your app in a particular way. Ractive works for you, not the other way around – and it plays well with other libraries.

    What will the workshop cover?

    Templating

    We'll cover the mustache basics and then dive into the expanded abilities of two-way binding, sections and expressions. Patterns for common use cases like master/detail relationships.

    Data, Binding and Observers

    Controlling data through template binding and programmatic manipulation. Establishing data flows with observers.

    Decorators, Events and Transitions & Animations

    Encapsulate DOM manipulation, respond to events and provide intro and outro effects

    Components

    Apply the fundamentals of Ractive in a modular fashion to build composable, powerful apps

    Advanced Configuration and Instantiation, and more

    Resources to get started

    Installation

    Using Ractive can be as simple as adding a script tag in the browser.

    However, for this workshop please make sure you have node.js installed as will be exploring ractive in a modern build environment. Here's how to get started: http://docs.ractivejs.org/latest/get-started-with-node-js

    Website
  • Thursday
    Apr 16 2015
    Learn Ruby PDX

    Epicodus

    We will be continuing our series on building classes (chris pine book) and Whatever is relevant to this subject from eloquent ruby (which is much better updated). Feel free to bring your own projects as well.

    In Chris pine's book: https://pine.fm/LearnToProgram/chap_08.html

    In Eloquent ruby: chapter 7-10

    We will be going over methods and objects. Dynamic typing skills and more design techniques. we've slowed down on Pine as there is a lot of stuff in the Eloquent Ruby book that can help us refine our skills. I will assign a short project to work on at the end of this meetup to bring back our next meetup.

    We will also be doing more psudo code examples.

    Please join the meetup to RSPV

    Website
  • Operation Code Launch Party

    Epicodus

    Come join us to celebrate our launch!

    After months of hard work and many lines of code later, we are excited to share our public launch with the Portland tech community. Join us at Epicodus on Thursday, April 16 as we release our crowdfunding video to celebrate our launch.

    We will have beer, wine and snacks, and officially launch our first crowdfunding campaign on the Cogostar social crowdfunding platform. Money raised will fund scholarships to send veterans and their families to code school. RSVP so you don't miss out on this special night to remember.

    About Operation Code: Operation Code is a Portland-based non-profit on a mission to help create new career paths for transitioning military veterans who want to go to code school and build careers in software development. Operation Code originally launched to expand the New GI Bill to include code schools, and since has expanded to provide scholarships, mentorship and employment services for our nation’s veterans. Currently, code school tuition, room and board is not covered by the New GI Bill for veterans who’ve served post-9/11 and Operation Code is on a mission to change that. Learn more at: operationcode.org, or follow on Twitter at @operation_code.

    Website
  • Swift Study Night and Stanford Course

    Epicodus

    Join us to at our monthly meetup to work through the Stanford iTunes U free course on developing iOS 8 Apps with Swift.

    Epicodus is kindly allowing us to use their iMacs to work through the course, but feel free to bring your own laptop if you are already setup.

    Also feel free to bring a project and seek inspiration, help or just a friendly environment to work in.

    Download the course and take a look before coming for maximum enjoyment.
    https://itunes.apple.com/us/course/developing-ios-8-apps-swift/id961180099

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Apr 7 2015
    Drop in hour for prospective students

    Epicodus

    Epicodus is a 20 week, full time, in-person class on programming. You'll learn everything you need to know to get a job as a web developer or build your startup's app.

    At Epicodus, you'll learn how to build web applications from top to bottom with modern technologies and practices. More importantly than any particular skill, though, you'll learn how to think like a programmer, write good code, and pick up new languages and technologies in this fast-changing industry.

    We currently offer two courses: one covering PHP, JavaScript, and Drupal, and one covering Ruby, JavaScript, and Rails.

    Stop in to meet our staff, see the classroom and ask lots of questions. And if you're working on the pre-class homework from learnhowtoprogram.com we can help with that!

    Check out our FAQ: http://www.epicodus.com/faq.html

    Website
  • Thursday
    Apr 2 2015
    Learn Ruby PDX

    Epicodus

    We will be walking through writing your own methods and classes, (chris pine book) Whatever I feel is relevant to these subjects from eloquent ruby (which is much better updated) and add more syntax for you to memorize. Feel free to bring your own projects as well.

    In Chris pine's book: https://pine.fm/LearnToProgram/chap_08.html

    In Eloquent ruby: chapter 7-10

    We will be going over methods and objects. Dynamic typing skills and more design techniques. we've slowed down on Pine as there is a lot of stuff in the Eloquent Ruby book that can help us refine our skills. I will assign a short project to work on at the end of this meetup to bring back our next meetup.

    We will also be doing more psudo code examples.

    Please join the meetup to RSPV

    Website
  • Thursday
    Mar 26 2015
    Swift Study Night and Stanford Course

    Epicodus

    Join us to at our bi-weekly meetup to work through the Stanford iTunes U free course on developing iOS 8 Apps with Swift.

    Epicodus is kindly allowing us to use their iMacs to work through the course, but feel free to bring your own laptop if you are already setup.

    Also feel free to bring a project and seek inspiration, help or just a friendly environment to work in.

    Download the course and take a look before coming for maximum enjoyment.
    https://itunes.apple.com/us/course/developing-ios-8-apps-swift/id961180099

    Website
  • Saturday
    Mar 21 2015
    Introduction to Programming Study Session

    Epicodus

    Are you learning to code? Do you find it hard to do on your own? If so, please join us for Intro to Programming study hours at Epicodus. No coding experience is necessary! At minimum, you should be comfortable using computers. We'll use the Epicodus curriculum from www.learnhowtoprogram.com as a foundation for our learning. Feel free to check it out in advance and also dive into the curriculum wherever you're most comfortable. Additionally, if you've been learning from resources like Treehouse, Codecademy, RailsBridge, or any other beginner user groups, you can continue to work through those tutorials as well. We have development ready computers for use, but you are welcome to bring your own. There will also be volunteers available to help answer questions and debug your work. We look forward to seeing you there!

    Website
  • Thursday
    Mar 19 2015
    Swift Study Night and Stanford Course

    Epicodus

    Join us to at our monthly meetup to work through the Stanford iTunes U free course on developing iOS 8 Apps with Swift.

    Epicodus is kindly allowing us to use their iMacs to work through the course, but feel free to bring your own laptop if you are already setup.

    Also feel free to bring a project and seek inspiration, help or just a friendly environment to work in.

    Download the course and take a look before coming for maximum enjoyment.
    https://itunes.apple.com/us/course/developing-ios-8-apps-swift/id961180099

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Mar 18 2015
    MotionPDX

    Epicodus

    MotionPDX

    Join us for presentations, demos, discussions, and help getting started with RubyMotion. Bring your laptop if you’d like to follow along. You’ll want to have RubyMotion (download trial), the latest version of Xcode, and Xcode Command Line Tools (xcode-select --install) installed. Since this is our first meetup, we'll set aside some time to socialize. ClearSight will provide pizza and soda, and Epicodus is graciously providing our meetup location.

    RubyMotion Basics

    Jamon Holmgren

    Basic app creation, how-tos, general tips and tricks, best practices, tests, and more!

    Social Time

    Hang out, meet everyone, ask each other or the speakers some questions, bounce ideas around, etc.

    Cross Platform RubyMotion

    TBD

    We'll explore the current state of cross platform programming with RubyMotion and discuss some of the plans ClearSight has for improving cross platform development.

    Website
  • Monday
    Mar 16 2015
    Ruby brightnight

    Epicodus

    Break into small teams! Build something awesome! Share the results!

    At brightnight, we will start with a challenge, break into small groups, then create and code our ideas into existence! We will take the last 30 or so minutes of the night to show and tell. All skill levels are welcome. We'll code in Ruby but those who know other languages are welcome as well.

    Come join us to enjoy some creative coding time where we all can learn from each other, try out wacky ideas and cultivate our skills in a fun, low-pressure environment.

    Bring Computers to work on

    Website
  • Saturday
    Mar 14 2015
    RailsBridge: Ruby on Rails Workshop

    Epicodus

    This is the 2nd workshop organized by Portland RailsBridge, which includes 2 parts. This event is Part 2: The Workshop.

    You can get all the details about Installfest and the Workshop, and register on Bridge Troll. Go here!

    https://www.bridgetroll.org/events/149

    Also, you should join the PDX RailsBridge Meetup!

    http://www.meetup.com/Portland-RailsBridge/

    Website
  • Friday
    Mar 13 2015
    RailsBridge: Installfest

    Epicodus

    This is the 2nd workshop organized by Portland RailsBridge, which includes 2 parts. This event is just part 1: Installfest.

    You can get all the details about Installfest and the Workshop, and register on Bridge Troll. Go here!

    https://www.bridgetroll.org/events/149

    Also, you should join the PDX RailsBridge Meetup!

    http://www.meetup.com/Portland-RailsBridge/

    Website
  • Thursday
    Mar 12 2015
    Swift Study Night and Stanford Course

    Epicodus

    Join us to at our bi-weekly meetup to work through the Stanford iTunes U free course on developing iOS 8 Apps with Swift.

    Epicodus is kindly allowing us to use their iMacs to work through the course, but feel free to bring your own laptop if you are already setup.

    Also feel free to bring a project and seek inspiration, help or just a friendly environment to work in.

    Download the course and take a look before coming for maximum enjoyment.
    https://itunes.apple.com/us/course/developing-ios-8-apps-swift/id961180099

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Mar 3 2015
    Drop in hour for prospective students

    Epicodus

    Epicodus is a 20 week, full time, in-person class on programming. You'll learn everything you need to know to get a job as a web developer or build your startup's app.

    At Epicodus, you'll learn how to build web applications from top to bottom with modern technologies and practices. More importantly than any particular skill, though, you'll learn how to think like a programmer, write good code, and pick up new languages and technologies in this fast-changing industry.

    We currently offer two courses: one covering PHP, JavaScript, and Drupal, and one covering Ruby, JavaScript, and Rails.

    Stop in to meet our staff, see the classroom and ask lots of questions. And if you're working on the pre-class homework from learnhowtoprogram.com we can help with that!

    Check out our FAQ: http://www.epicodus.com/faq.html

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Feb 25 2015
    RailsBridge Docs Hackathon

    Epicodus

    Attention Bridgers and Hackers!

    We now have an official date scheduled for our next RailsBridge. Woot!

    March 13th & 14th @ Epicodus

    https://www.bridgetroll.org/events/149

    It's always exciting to have an official date and start counting it down. We've still got some planning to do before the big day, so this meet-up will actually serve 2 purposes:

    1. Check-in with each other about where we are, where we are going, and what still needs to be done. After this meeting we will still have about 3 weeks until the big day, which is still lots of time to get stuff done, but the more we can get done and in place now the better off we will be. I anticipate this part of the meeting being pretty quick and straight forward.

    2. RailsBridge Documentation Hackathon! During our first Installfest and Workshop there were definitely some problems with documentation. There were broken links, some confusing code examples, and lots of other places for improvement. The awesome thing is that the RailsBridge website and docs is open source software that WE CAN CHANGE! And that's what we're going to do.

    Here's the site:

    http://docs.railsbridge.org/docs/

    And here's the github repo:

    https://github.com/railsbridge/docs

    If you want you can clone that repo and start clicking around. If you are brand new to this sort of thing THAT IS AWESOME! You can bring your computer and we'll try to get you going or maybe you can just pair up with someone else. It's going to be great.

    If you were part of the last workshop take a look through the docs (specifically the "Installfest" and the "Intro to Rails") and see if it jogs your memory a little on common places where students were having troubles.

    Depending on how many people RSVP to this one, I might order us some pizza and snacks to keep us going. Either way, feel free to come for as long or as little as you like between 5 and 9.

    Hope to see you there!

  • Saturday
    Feb 21 2015
    Calagator & Open Source Bridge Code Sprint

    Epicodus

    Come hack on Calagator, the open source calendar aggregator, and Open Source Bridge, Stumptown Syndicate's open source conference.

    We'll be digging in to open issues, working on some refactoring tasks, and getting new folks acquainted with the code bases.

    Catch up on the current status by checking out our open issues (https://github.com/calagator/calagator/issues) to find something you'd like to work on!

    Calagator is a Ruby/Rails web app.

  • Introduction to Programming Study Session

    Epicodus

    Are you learning to code? Do you find it hard to do on your own? If so, please join us for Intro to Programming study hours at Epicodus. No coding experience is necessary! At minimum, you should be comfortable using computers. We'll use the Epicodus curriculum from www.learnhowtoprogram.com as a foundation for our learning. Feel free to check it out in advance and also dive into the curriculum wherever you're most comfortable. Additionally, if you've been learning from resources like Treehouse, Codecademy, RailsBridge, or any other beginner user groups, you can continue to work through those tutorials as well. We have development ready computers for use, but you are welcome to bring your own. There will also be volunteers available to help answer questions and debug your work. We look forward to seeing you there!

    Website
  • Thursday
    Feb 19 2015
    Swift Study Night and Stanford Course

    Epicodus

    Join us to at our monthly meetup to work through the Stanford iTunes U free course on developing iOS 8 Apps with Swift.

    Epicodus is kindly allowing us to use their iMacs to work through the course, but feel free to bring your own laptop if you are already setup.

    Also feel free to bring a project and seek inspiration, help or just a friendly environment to work in.

    Download the course and take a look before coming for maximum enjoyment.
    https://itunes.apple.com/us/course/developing-ios-8-apps-swift/id961180099

    Website
  • Monday
    Feb 16 2015
    Ruby brightnight

    Epicodus

    Break into small teams! Build something awesome! Share the results!

    At brightnight, we will start with a challenge, break into small groups, then create and code our ideas into existence! We will take the last 30 or so minutes of the night to show and tell. All skill levels are welcome. We'll code in Ruby but those who know other languages are welcome as well.

    Come join us to enjoy some creative coding time where we all can learn from each other, try out wacky ideas and cultivate our skills in a fun, low-pressure environment.

    Bring Computers to work on

  • Saturday
    Feb 7 2015
    Calagator & Open Source Bridge Code Sprint

    Epicodus

    Come hack on Calagator, the open source calendar aggregator.

    We'll be digging in to open issues, working on some refactoring tasks, and getting new folks acquainted with the code base.

    Catch up on the current status with these notes from the Calagator project wiki (https://github.com/calagator/calagator/wiki/Code-Sprint-Notes-and-Status-Reports), or check out our open issues (https://github.com/calagator/calagator/issues) to find something you'd like to work on!

    Calagator is a Ruby/Rails web app.

  • Tuesday
    Feb 3 2015
    Drop in hour for prospective Epicodus students and startup entrepreneurs

    Epicodus

    Epicodus is pleased to be a part of Portland Startup Week! Join us in celebrating Portland's startup community and entrepreneurial spirit. Drop in to meet our staff, see the classroom and ask lots of questions.

    A bit about us:

    Epicodus is a 20 week, full time, in-person class on programming. You'll learn everything you need to know to get a job as a web developer or build your startup's app.

    We currently offer two courses: one covering PHP, JavaScript, and Drupal, and one covering Ruby, JavaScript, and Rails. Take a look at our curriculum at www.learnhowtoprogram.com.

    Check out our FAQ: http://www.epicodus.com/faq.html

    Hope to see you there!

    Website
  • Saturday
    Jan 24 2015
    Intro to Programming Games with Clojure

    Epicodus

    Learn the basics of computer programming by making games!

    This 2 hour workshop will give you an introduction and overview to programming, programming with Clojure and developing simple games.

    We will start with an existing game template and then make changes and see the effects in real time.

    Then we will talk about how simple 2D games are structured and introduce more technical game and programming concepts and aspects.

    And then work on making more changes and customizations.

    Please check the link for more info and get a free ticket at EventBrite so we know you are coming.

    Thanks!

    Website
  • Saturday
    Jan 17 2015
    Introduction to Programming Study Session

    Epicodus

    Are you learning to code? Do you find it hard to do on your own? If so, please join us for Intro to Programming study hours at Epicodus. No coding experience is necessary! At minimum, you should be comfortable using computers. We'll use the Epicodus curriculum from www.learnhowtoprogram.com as a foundation for our learning. Feel free to check it out in advance and also dive into the curriculum wherever you're most comfortable. Additionally, if you've been learning from resources like Treehouse, Codecademy, RailsBridge, or any other beginner user groups, you can continue to work through those tutorials as well. We have development ready computers for use, but you are welcome to bring your own. There will also be volunteers available to help answer questions and debug your work. We look forward to seeing you there!

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Jan 6 2015
    Drop in hour for prospective students

    Epicodus

    Epicodus is a 20 week, full time, in-person class on programming. You'll learn everything you need to know to get a job as a web developer or build your startup's app.

    At Epicodus, you'll learn how to build web applications from top to bottom with modern technologies and practices. More importantly than any particular skill, though, you'll learn how to think like a programmer, write good code, and pick up new languages and technologies in this fast-changing industry.

    We currently offer two courses: one covering PHP, JavaScript, and Drupal, and one covering Ruby, JavaScript, and Rails.

    Stop in to meet our staff, see the classroom and ask lots of questions. And if you're working on the pre-class homework from learnhowtoprogram.com we can help with that!

    Check out our FAQ: http://www.epicodus.com/faq.html

    Website
  • Saturday
    Jan 3 2015
    Calagator Code Sprint

    Epicodus

    Come hack on Calagator, the open source calendar aggregator.

    We'll be digging in to open issues, working on some refactoring tasks, and getting new folks acquainted with the code base.

    Catch up on the current status with these notes from the Calagator project wiki (https://github.com/calagator/calagator/wiki/Code-Sprint-Notes-and-Status-Reports), or check out our open issues (https://github.com/calagator/calagator/issues) to find something you'd like to work on!

    Calagator is a Ruby/Rails web app.

  • Tuesday
    Dec 30 2014
    Introduction to Programming

    Epicodus

    No coding experience is necessary! At minimum, you should be comfortable using computers. At most, you may have done some HTML and/or CSS, but aren't a professional developer.

    We'll cover the basics of how the web works, what part languages and frameworks and other buzzwords play, and then we'll dive into some programming fundamentals using JavaScript! By the end, you'll have a good sense of how to continue learning web programming.

    We'll use the Epicodus curriculum from www.learnhowtoprogram.com. Feel free to check it out in advance and also to jump into the curriculum wherever you're most comfortable. During the workshop, you will be able to work through the curriculum at your own pace, but we would suggest pairing up with another attendee for support.

    You don't need to bring a computer, but you can bring headphones (you'll go through some video tutorials).

    We look forward to seeing you there!

    Website
  • Friday
    Dec 12 2014
    Learn to Program with Ruby on Rails
    through
    Epicodus

    To officially RSVP and to find out more please visit.: https://www.bridgetroll.org/events/130 

    In this workshop, we'll take you through building a complete web application using Ruby on Rails. By the end of the day, you'll have an application that connects to a database and reads and writes information. Please make sure to come to Installfest if you have a personal laptop that you want to use, Epicodus has several pairing stations that you can use as well. 

    We'll meet up on Friday to install all of the software you need, and then spend Saturday learning and writing code. Programmers of all skill levels, even total beginners are welcome. We will have different classes separated by experience level.

    This workshop is open to anyone who is a member of a group that is underrepresented in the tech industry and their guests. This includes women, minorities, and lgbtqia. Please message me directly if you are unsure about your status. 
    If you are not a member of an underrepresented group, who would like to attend, please find the someone in your life who is a member and wants to learn Ruby and Rails, so they can sign up and bring you as their guest.

    Installfest
    Fri 12/12/2014
    Start time: 6:00 pm PST
    End time: 8:00 pm PST

    Workshop
    Sat 12/13/2014
    Start time: 10:00 am PST
    End time: 6:00 pm PST

    Website
  • Saturday
    Dec 6 2014
    Calagator Code Sprint

    Epicodus

    Come hack on Calagator, the open source calendar aggregator.

    We'll be digging in to open issues, working on some refactoring tasks, and getting new folks acquainted with the code base.

    Catch up on the current status with these notes from Open Source Bridge: http://opensourcebridge.org/wiki/2014/Calagator

    Also check out the current issues in our tracker: https://github.com/calagator/calagator/issues

    Calagator is a Ruby/Rails web app.

    (What we ended up doing.)

    Website
  • Thursday
    Nov 13 2014
    Famo.us Portland Meetup

    Epicodus

    Tickets and spot reservations can be made on this eventbrite page : https://www.eventbrite.com/e/famous-portland-meetup-tickets-14154639909

    A first meet up and an overview of famo.us here in Portland. Be sure to bring your laptops in for open coworking and deploying the platform if you don't have it installed.

    If you have any Famo.us applications already built and would like to show them off, please let us know!

    Schedule:

    6:30 - Doors are open, socializing and mingling abound - pizza will be provided.

    7:00 - Introduction to Famo.us and show off of any applications built

    7:30 - Live webinar with a developer at Famo.us. Will be going over new features, showcasing some demo applications, and a live Q & A at the end.

    If you have any quesitons, feel free to get in contact with us through eventbrite!

    Website
  • Saturday
    Nov 8 2014
    Calagator Code Sprint

    Epicodus

    Come hack on Calagator, the open source calendar aggregator.

    We'll be digging in to open issues, working on some refactoring tasks, and getting new folks acquainted with the code base.

    Catch up on the current status with these notes from Open Source Bridge: http://opensourcebridge.org/wiki/2014/Calagator

    Also check out the current issues in our tracker: https://github.com/calagator/calagator/issues

    Calagator is a Ruby/Rails web app.

  • Thursday
    Nov 6 2014
    Worldwide Meteor Day

    Epicodus

    Come join Meteor Portland for Worldwide Meteor Day!

    The whole Meteor community is holding simultaneous meetups around the world on Nov 6, open to anyone who is interested in learning more about the Meteor platform. You’ll get to meet developers who have built things with Meteor here in Portland and play with the new Meteor examples and tutorial. We’ll have free Meteor t-shirts and stickers in as well.

    Be sure to bring your laptops for the deploy fest and open coworking.

    If you’ve built a Meteor app before, we would love to see it during the show & tell part of the meetup. This could be any project large or small, whether that’s a complex production app or just something you threw together in a weekend. Drop us a line in the comments if you have a Meteor app you could show. Schedule:

    6:30pm - Doors open. Socializing and mingling.

    7:00pm - Introduction to Meteor. Showcase of new tutorial and example apps.

    7:30pm - Deploy fest. Chance for everyone to install Meteor and deploy an example app.

    7:59pm - Take a group photo

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  • Tuesday
    Nov 4 2014
    Swift Programing Study Night

    Epicodus

    Meetup with us to work through Apples book "The Swift Programing Language" together.
    We'll be starting a group to work through the free Swift Programing Language book published by Apple. If all goes well we'll move on to work on projects and other study subjects around iOS together.
    Come learn how to get started with Swift and iOS app developers.

    Epicodus is amazing and will be providing their iMacs to use for the course, so even if you do not own a mac you will be able to come and participate.

    Notes: We are looking for co-hosts for this meetup. If you are interested in mentoring in the iOS/Moblie space or in co-hosting, please reach out!

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Oct 28 2014
    Code 'n' Splode Monthly Meeting

    Epicodus

    Topic: TBD Speaker: All?

    **Note: Code-n-Splode (CnS) is a women-focused group. All self-identified women and genderqueer persons are invited to attend and participate, and men are welcome as the guest of a female participant.

    For more information, visit our website, or send an email to our list.

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Oct 21 2014
    Swift Programing Study Night

    Epicodus

    Meetup with us to work through Apples book "The Swift Programing Language" together.
    We'll be starting a group to work through the free Swift Programing Language book published by Apple. If all goes well we'll move on to work on projects and other study subjects around iOS together.
    Come learn how to get started with Swift and iOS app developers.

    Epicodus is amazing and will be providing their iMacs to use for the course, so even if you do not own a mac you will be able to come and participate.

    Notes: We are looking for co-hosts for this meetup. If you are interested in mentoring in the iOS/Moblie space or in co-hosting, please reach out!

    Website
  • Saturday
    Oct 18 2014
    Calagator Code Sprint

    Epicodus

    Come hack on Calagator, the open source calendar aggregator.

    We'll be digging in to open issues, working on some refactoring tasks, and getting new folks acquainted with the code base.

    Catch up on the current status with these notes from Open Source Bridge: http://opensourcebridge.org/wiki/2014/Calagator

    Also check out the current issues in our tracker: https://github.com/calagator/calagator/issues

    Calagator is a Ruby/Rails web app.

  • Wednesday
    Sep 17 2014
    Epicodus Open House

    Epicodus

    Epicodus is having an opening house!

    Anybody is welcome: potential students interested in attending, employers interested in hiring, and everybody from the community who's interested or just wants to make new friends :)

    If you aren't familiar, Epicodus (www.epicodus.com) is a four month, forty hour per week, in-person class on web development. Students learn the full stack from the database up to the client side, using JavaScript, Ember or Angular, Ruby, and Rails.

    At the open house, we'll provide pizza and soft drinks. You'll have a chance to meet the students, see what they've been working on, and learn more about Epicodus.

    Hope to see you there!

    RSVP on Eventbrite:
    http://epicodus-open-house.eventbrite.com

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Jul 30 2014
    JavaScript Beginners Workshop

    Epicodus

    No coding experience is necessary! At minimum, you should be comfortable using computers. At most, you may have done some HTML and/or CSS, but aren't a professional developer.

    We'll cover the basics of how the web works, what part languages and frameworks and other buzzwords play, and then we'll dive into some programming fundamentals using JavaScript! By the end, you'll have a good sense of how to continue learning web programming.

    We'll use the Epicodus curriculum from www.learnhowtoprogram.com starting with the JavaScript lesson Arithmetic. Feel free to check it out in advance and also to jump into the curriculum wherever you're most comfortable. People at different skills levels are welcome to move through the curriculum at their own pace during the workshop.

    RSVP on Eventbrite:
    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/web-development-basics-javascript-workshop-tickets-8605177317

    Questions? hi (at) epicodus (dot) com

    Website
  • Friday
    May 30 2014
    National Day of Civic Hacking Kick-off Party

    Epicodus

    The National Day of Civic Hacking is a nationwide event to build innovative civic projects and a lasting community that is passionate about finding technological solutions to shared problems in our communities.

    Portland is hosting two Civic Hack-a-thons in celebration of this national day. Join us for a joint kick-off event to celebrate, get inspired, and hear more about each hack-a-thon. There’s all kinds of dreaming, creating, and hacking you can be part of!

    Kick-off Party Details:

    Date: Friday, May 30th
    Location: Epicodus, Time: 6pm - 9pm
    Please RSVP: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/kick-off-party-code-for-portland-national-day-of-civic-hacking-tickets-11593744201

    Website
  • Epicodus job fair

    Epicodus

    Epicodus is having a job fair on Friday, May 30, from 10am-1pm, at 208 SW 5th Ave. All employers all welcome to attend; job-seekers are limited to Epicodus students.

    If you aren't familiar, Epicodus is a four month, forty hour per week, in-person class on web programming. Students learn full-stack Ruby/Rails/JavaScript development, and work as interns for the last month of class.

    Our last class graduated at the end of November and 100% were hired within just over 3 months. Here are a couple things employers said about them:

    "The three junior developers we hired from from Epicodus have been a great addition to our team. They came prepared with the foundational knowledge and passion we look for as a growing company. We would gladly hire Epicodus grads again!" - Cory Zimmerman, Sandbox Studio

    "I couldn't be happier with our two recent hires from the Epicodus program. They make an excellent addition to the team." - Carlos Rodriguez, Planet Argon

    We currently have students interning at companies including Cloudability, Factor.io, Graph Alchemist, Sprig Health, The Clymb, and Uncorked Studios. Some are of course working in Ruby, but other are using Python, Node, Angular, and other tools in their internships. We aspire to train our students as developers who happen to be working with Ruby and JavaScript, rather than Ruby and JavaScript developers. We focus hard on the fundamentals, working with pure Ruby and JavaScript for a couple months before ever touching Rails.

    If you haven't hired junior developers before, we'd be happy to help you develop an onboarding/training plan, and share lessons learned from other companies who have hired Epicodus grads. There are also big federal subsidies (thousands of dollars per hire) for on-the-job training of entry-level web developers that we can help you access.

    RSVP with [email protected].

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Apr 30 2014
    Epicodus open house

    Epicodus

    Epicodus is having an opening house!

    Anybody is welcome: potential students interested in attending, employers interested in hiring, and everybody from the community who's interested or just wants to make new friends :)

    If you aren't familiar, Epicodus (www.epicodus.com) is a four month, forty hour per week, in-person class on web development. Students learn the full stack from the database up to the client side, using JavaScript, Ember, Ruby, and Rails.

    At the open house, we'll provide pizza and soft drinks. You'll have a chance to meet the students, see what they've been working on, and learn more about Epicodus.

    Hope to see you there!

  • Wednesday
    Apr 23 2014
    Beginner's coding night

    Epicodus

    Every Wednesday, Epicodus opens its office to beginner coders who want guidance about how to start learning to code, help with particular coding problems, or just a place to work for a couple hours with other beginners!

  • Talk: Intro to Graph Databases

    Epicodus

    Graph Databases are a powerful and intuitive way to store and model ‘connected data.’ Huston Hedinger, Founder and CEO of GraphAlchemist, will give a 20 minute lightning talk getting started with Neo4j, the worlds leading Graph database. Additionally, he will share visualization from Alchemy.js, GraphAlchemist’s (almost) open source project, for visualizing graph data.

  • Wednesday
    Apr 16 2014
    Beginner's coding night

    Epicodus

    Every Wednesday, Epicodus opens its office to beginner coders who want guidance about how to start learning to code, help with particular coding problems, or just a place to work for a couple hours with other beginners.

  • Talk: How to Be a Better Junior Developer

    Epicodus

    Are you from a non-C.S. background? What about someone you mentor? Many junior devs’ top focus is building technical knowledge. However, they already have other skills that can help them in their roles immediately! Some of these include helping their team focus on the right tasks and working well with stakeholders like PM and support. This talk will discuss the non-technical contributions junior devs can make now and how their senior dev mentors can help them ramp up more quickly as a result.

  • Tuesday
    Apr 8 2014
    Hack + Help - with Ryan Carson, Treehouse CEO

    Epicodus

    In addition to our regular hacking and helping, Ryan Carson, CEO of Treehouse, is going to give a talk at 6:30! And then you can pepper him with questions about learning and teaching coding.


    New to coding, or just want to pick up a new language?

    Experienced in coding and want to help others learn?

    Come to Hack + Help and bring your desire to learn or teach! If you don't have a laptop, we have plenty of computers you can use.

    This event was born out of PDX.rb but now regularly has experienced attendees who are willing to help you out with Ruby, JavaScript, HTML/CSS, and more.

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Mar 11 2014
    Hack + Help

    Epicodus

    New to coding, or just want to pick up a new language?

    Experienced in coding and want to help others learn?

    Come to Hack + Help and bring your desire to learn or teach! If you don't have a laptop, we have plenty of computers you can use.

    This event was born out of PDX.rb but now regularly has experienced attendees who are willing to help you out with Ruby, JavaScript, HTML/CSS, and more.

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Feb 25 2014
    Hack + Help: Learning Cohort Night

    Epicodus

    About the event:

    Come check in with our learning cohorts and hack along with them! Bring a project or just a desire to learn, and come hack with some like-minded people.

    About Hack + Help:

    New to coding, or just want to pick up a new language? Experienced in coding and want to help others learn?

    Join us at the polyglot 2014 Hack + Help sessions! Bring your laptop and desire to learn (and/or teach!).

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Feb 11 2014
    Hack + Help

    Epicodus

    New to coding, or just want to pick up a new language?

    Experienced in coding and want to help others learn?

    Come to Hack + Help and bring your desire to learn or teach! If you don't have a laptop, we have plenty of computers you can use.

    This event was born out of PDX.rb but now regularly has experienced attendees who are willing to help you out with Ruby, JavaScript, Python, HTML/CSS, and more.

    Website
  • Saturday
    Oct 26 2013
    Multicultural coding workshop

    Epicodus

    There's a big disparity in the racial makeup of the Portland coding community, so Epicodus is offering an almost-free one-day workshop on Saturday, October 26, from 10am - 1pm for people of color who want to learn web programming.

    You can register at epicodus.eventbrite.com.

    No coding experience is necessary! At minimum, you should be comfortable using computers. At most, you may have done some HTML and/or CSS, but aren't a professional developer.

    We'll cover the basics of how the web works, what part languages and frameworks and other buzzwords play, and then we'll dive into writing some code! By the end, you'll have a good sense of how to continue learning web programming.

    I'm asking for an $8 registration fee, mainly so you don't flake, but also to cover me buying you breakfast and coffee! If you can't afford to pay, just drop me a line letting me know your situation and promising me that you won't bail.

    Space is limited to 24 participants. You don't need to bring a computer, but you do need to bring headphones (you'll go through some video tutorials).

    Feel free to email michael[at]epicodus[dot]com with any questions at all!

    Website
  • Saturday
    Sep 7 2013
    Ladies - learn web programming!

    Epicodus

    Hey ladies! Epicodus is offering an almost-free one-day workshop on Saturday, September 7, from 10am - 1pm for women who want to learn web programming.

    This event is open to women, girls, and queer/trans folks who feel like this is the right space for you. At minimum, you should be comfortable using computers, but no coding experience is necessary. At most, you may have done some HTML and/or CSS, but aren't a professional developer.

    We'll cover the basics of how the web works, what part languages and frameworks and other buzzwords play, and then we'll dive into writing some code! By the end, you'll have a good sense of how to continue learning web programming.

    I'm asking you pay an $8 registration fee, mainly to make sure that you don't register and not come, but also to cover me buying you breakfast and coffee! If you can't afford to pay, just drop me a line letting me know your situation and promising me that you won't bail. Space is limited to 24 participants. You don't need to bring a computer, but you do need to bring headphones (you'll go through some video tutorials).

    Register at https://epicodus.eventbrite.com/.

    Website